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The 5 Best 4th of July Monuments for Patriotic Visits

If you plan to stay home and have yet another cookout to celebrate America’s 239th birthday, scratch that. Get in touch with the nation’s roots by visiting one of these five patriotic monuments for a fun, learning experience outdoors. These spots promise historical re-enactments, interactive activities, walking tours, birthday cake, and much more to make it…

5 Cities That Bring Colonial Cuba To Life

We’re used to seeing images that portray Cuba as a time capsule, where colorful, 1950s-era American cars still rule the streets. But our long-isolated Caribbean neighbor’s knack for preserving the past doesn’t stop there. So we’ve rounded up 5 cities whose historic districts date as far back as the arrival of Spanish settlements in the…

4 Ways to Relive American History in Newport, RI

With more than 300 pre-Revolutionary War buildings still standing, Newport offers a glimpse into the early days of American history. We've put together 4 unforgettable outings that will make you feel like you've stepped into the past.     Explore Colonial History Considered the birthplace of religious tolerance, Newport provided refuge for groups not welcome elsewhere…

Why Baltimore is “The Greatest City in America”

By Alouise Dittrick               Image by Sabreguy29 via Flickr Baltimore, Maryland, is a mid-Atlantic city in the United States located 40 miles northeast of Washington D.C. The city has many nicknames, including Charm City, but it might come as a surprise to learn that the city's motto is "The…

The History of the Whole World in One Chart

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. Not a typo. Chart below, but full version -- and explanation -- is here. Incredible stuff.  

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